Understand our structure

For a visual representation of how ACU is structured and which portfolios each of leader is responsible for, download a copy of our organisational chart.

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Our key leaders

Each member of our leadership team progresses the work of the University – and its standing in the community – by managing a portfolio.

 
Vice-Chancellor and President

Professor Greg Craven AO, GCSG
Vice-Chancellor and President

The Vice-Chancellor and President is our chief executive officer, represents ACU both nationally and internationally, provides strategic leadership, and oversees the operational management of the University.

Meet our Vice-Chancellor and President 

Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

Professor Pauline Nugent
Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

The Provost is responsible for the Academic Portfolio: ensuring academic quality is maintained, overseeing the faculties, and providing the operational delivery of ACU's academic program.

Meet our Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor 

Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration)

Doctor Stephen Weller
Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration)

The Chief Operating Officer is responsible for the Corporate Services Portfolio. This portfolio covers a broad range of areas including: properties and facilities, student administration, information technology, and finance.

Meet our Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration) 

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

Professor Wayne McKenna
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) is responsible for implementing ACU’s research strategy, and oversees the Research Portfolio. 

Meet our Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) 

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)

Professor Zlatko Skrbis
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) is responsible for the following portfolios: First Peoples and Equity Pathways, Libraries, Learning and Teaching Centre, Office of Student Success, Student Engagement and Services, and Student Strategies.

Meet our Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) 

Vice President

Father Anthony Casamento CSMA
Vice President

The Vice President is responsible for Catholic-related operations of the University. His portfolio includes the Directorate of Identity and Mission, Campus Ministry and ACU Engagement. The Office of the Vice President animates programs and activities that engage, celebrate and support the University community's development in and understanding of our mission, Catholic identity and living traditions.

Meet our Vice President 

Pro Vice-Chancellor Assisting the Vice-Chancellor and President

Professor Hayden Ramsay
Pro Vice-Chancellor Assisting the Vice-Chancellor and President and Professor of Catholic Philosophy

The Pro Vice-Chancellor Assisting the Vice-Chancellor and President, has responsibility for projects aligned to the University strategic priorities as assigned by the Vice-Chancellor. As Professor of Catholic Philosophy the position provides intellectual leadership, particularly in the fields of philosophy and ethics.

Meet our Pro Vice-Chancellor Assisting the Vice-Chancellor and President 

Deputy Chief Operating Officer

Mr Paul Campbell
Deputy Chief Operating Officer

The Office of the Deputy Chief Operating Officer is responsible for Infrastructure and Capital Planning.

Meet our Deputy Chief Operating Officer

Pro Vice-Chancellor (International)

Mr Chris Riley
Pro Vice-Chancellor (International)

The Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) oversees the team responsible for the intake of international students into ACU courses, including setting policy and managing enrolments. He also oversees the programs for outgoing domestic students studying abroad, and builds relationships with our partner universities across the globe.

Meet our Pro Vice-Chancellor (International)

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research)

Professor James McLaren
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research)

The Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) assists the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) in implementing the research strategy. He also oversees Higher Degree Research. 

Meet our Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research)

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Engagement)

Professor Sandra Jones
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Engagement)

The Pro Vice-Chancellor (Engagement) provides leadership, advice and support for the University's community engagement strategy. The role includes implementing a framework to measure research engagement and impact.

Meet our Pro Vice-Chancellor (Engagement)

Executive Dean, Faculty of Education and Arts

Professor Elizabeth Labone
Executive Dean, Faculty of Education and Arts

The Executive Dean, Faculty of Education and Arts is an academic leadership role. The Faculty of Education and Arts is made up of the School of Arts and School of Education. The Executive Dean oversees management of the faculty and schools.

Meet our Executive Dean, Faculty of Education and Arts

Executive Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences

Professor Michelle Campbell
Executive Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences

The Executive Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences is an academic leadership role. The Faculty of Health Sciences is made up of the School of Allied Health, the School of Behavioural and Health Sciences, and the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine. The Executive Dean oversees management of the faculty and schools.

Meet our Executive Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences

Executive Dean, Faculty of Law and Business

Professor Therese Joiner
Executive Dean, Faculty of Law and Business

The Executive Dean, Faculty of Law and Business is an academic leadership role. The Faculty of Law and Business is made up of the Thomas More Law School and the Peter Faber Business School. The Executive Dean oversees management of the faculty and schools.

Meet our Executive Dean, Faculty of Law and Business

Executive Dean, Faculty of Theology and Philosophy

Professor Dermot Nestor
Executive Dean, Faculty of Theology and Philosophy

The Executive Dean, Faculty of Theology and Philosophy is an academic leadership role. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy is made up of the School of Theology and the School of Philosophy. The Executive Dean oversees management of the faculty and schools.

Meet our Executive Dean, Faculty of Theology and Philosophy

Associate Vice-Chancellor, Victoria

Doctor John Ballard
Associate Vice-Chancellor, Victoria

The Associate Vice-Chancellor, Victoria represents the Vice-Chancellor on a local level and deals with important campus issues, including nurturing and building relationships with external stakeholders locally.

Meet our Associate Vice-Chancellor, Victoria

Associate Vice-Chancellor, NSW

Professor Marea Nicholson
Associate Vice-Chancellor, NSW

The Associate Vice-Chancellor, NSW represents the Vice-Chancellor on a local level and deals with important campus issues, including nurturing and building relationships with external stakeholders locally.

Meet our Associate Vice-Chancellor, NSW

Associate Vice-Chancellor, Queensland

Professor Jim Nyland
Associate Vice-Chancellor, Queensland

The Associate Vice-Chancellor, Queensland represents the Vice-Chancellor on a local level and deals with important campus issues, including nurturing and building relationships with external stakeholders locally.

Meet our Associate Vice-Chancellor, Queensland

Campus Dean, Ballarat

Professor Bridget Aitchison
Campus Dean, Ballarat

The Campus Dean, Ballarat represents the Vice-Chancellor on a local level and deals with important campus issues, including nurturing and building relationships with external stakeholders locally.

Meet our Campus Dean, Ballarat

Campus Dean, Canberra

Associate Professor Patrick McArdle
Campus Dean, Canberra

The Campus Dean, Canberra represents the Vice-Chancellor on a local level and deals with important campus issues, including nurturing and building relationships with external stakeholders locally.

Meet our Campus Dean Canberra

Our directorates

Learn more about the administrative units that ensure the day-to-day running of the University.

Learn more about our directorates

 

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Governance Directorate

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Governance structure

Meet our Chancellor and Pro-Chancellor, learn about the decision-making bodies at ACU, and meet their members.

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Government engagement

We engage with all levels of government to help develop public policy and ensure we’re meeting government regulations.

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Guiding principles

Our statutes, regulations and policies direct the internal organisation, management and governance of the University.

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